When I started this blog in 2009, we were living in Arizona, my son had just been born, and I was looking for a way to warm up before writing my paying gigs. I was watching a lot of news, and it was depressing, and sometimes terrifying. It’s almost 2016 and things are just as bleak as they were when Thank You Everything started.
I haven’t been diligent writing here over the past few years, but each time I do the response is wonderful. Thank You Everything was started to help me (and, I hoped, others) express gratitude and appreciation for what surrounds us. Whether it is the amNewYork paper people at the subway stops at Bryant Park or West 81st Street, the random blue jay that doesn’t fly away as I get closer, or even the silence and stillness of an apartment when my family is asleep. These people, things, and moments need to be cherished.
As we enter 2016, it’s easy to get swallowed up by the hate, fear-mongering, and violence that surrounds us. Saying thank you for every thing, every being, every moment, every thought, every belief, is more important than ever if we don’t want to live in a world of fear and destruction. I am a big believer in the philosophy that the energy you send out into the world is the energy you receive, and that every action has a consequence. During this coming year, please join me in sending out kindness, understanding, and gratitude to all. Hopefully, the good vibes will prevail.